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chef recipes. isn't that something? >> and we have his recipes on cbssf.com. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com 'll see captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: breaking news in france. a truck has plowed into a crowd celebrating bastille day. also tonight, ending the surprise. donald trump chooses mike pence as his running mate as our new poll finds the presidential race in a dead heat. who is voting for trump? >> reporter: you were a lifelong democrat? >> yes. >> reporter: and you're wearing a trump shirt. >> pelley: d.w.a., driving while angry. in a new study, eight out of ten drivers admit doing it. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: this is our western edition.
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we begin with break news, an attack tonight in southern france. police say many dozens were killed when a truck rammed into a crowd in the city of nice. victims were celebrating bastille day commemorating the start of the french revolution, much like our fourth of july. elaine cobbe is in paris and joins us with the latest. >> reporter: local media are saying 76 people are dead after the large transport truck plowed into the crowd gathered to watch the bastille day fireworks. dozens more injured, 16 are in the hospital in critical condition. ambulance services and firefighters are on the scene to help the wounded. a crisis center has been set up at a local hospital as well as a psychological crisis center for anyone who wants help. police say an emergency operation is still under way and they've asked people to stay away from downtown nice. they're advising people to stay home and lock their doors. the counterterrorism police unit
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in paris has been put in charge of the investigation. local officials at this stage say they have no information of who the truck driver was or what his motives may have been. local media reports that people heard shots fired and they published a photo online of the truck apparently riddled by bullet holes. president hollande returned from a cabinet meeting to nice now. the prime minister will meet with local officials and police to be updated on the situation. >> pelley: and we'll have extensive coverage from nice on cbs this morning. elaine cobbe, thanks. because of the attack in france, donald trump says he is putting off the introduction tomorrow of his running mate indiana governor mike pence. his selection comes as our cbs news poll shows the race tightening to a 40/40
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trump-clinton tie. trump has taken a 12-point lead among independents but most voters find both candidates untrurs clinton has a five-point lead in that category. few voters know anything about mike pence. so here's major garrett to change that. >> reporter: scott, governor pence landed at a private airport in new jersey a short time ago and is headed, we're told, by two sources familiar with the matter to a dinner meeting with donald trump to discuss strategy and staffing for the upcoming campaign, thus continuing conversations that rounded out the republican ticket. >> i support donald trump. i mean, he's got the right vision for this country. >> reporter: donald trump spoke with mike pence last night and again today as he settled on the indiana governor to bring staunch conservatism and a low- key personality to the ticket. the 57-year-old pence was born in columbus, indiana, and has a law degree from indiana university. he served six terms in congress and carved out a record of social and economic conservatism that tea party republicans
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fancied long before they became a force within the g.o.p. pence initially endorsed texas senator ted cruz in the indiana primary that clinched trump's status as the presumptive nominee. >> i see ted cruz as a principled conservative who has dedicated his career to advocating the reagan agenda. >> reporter: and earlier in the campaign, pence publicly opposed trump on two big issues, temporarily banning muslim immigration and a new trade deal in asia called the trans-pacific partnership. but pence came around to team trump and has been singing his praises since he laid claim to the nomination. >> he's a builder. he's a fighter. and he's a patriot. >> reporter: a new cbs news poll shows 86% of voters are undecided or do not know enough about pence to form an opinion. pence has not been touched by scandal as a member of congress or as governor, but he did come under fire for a bill that allowed businesses to deny services based on their religious beliefs. after swift opposition around
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the country, pence had the law redrafted. >> it's been a tough week here in the hoosier state. >> reacting to a horrible attack in france, trump stayed he is postponing the unveiling of his running mate. trump said on twitter, when will we learn? scott, he also said, it is only getting worse. >> pelley: major garrett, >> pelley: major garrett, thanks. john dickerson, our cbs news political director and the anchor of "face the nation" is in our cleveland convention newsroom this evening. john, what does mike pence bring to the ticket? >> well, he is not of washington, but he has some washington experience. and donald trump said he wanted to pick somebody who could help him actually get something done in washington. he has strong ties to the social conservative part of the republican party, so he helps trump cinch up that unity, which is part of what he's trying to do here at the convention, and also unlike somebody like newt gingrich, who is a bit of a
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rambunctious politician, mike pence is not somebody who will cause issues or probably not somebody who will cause issues for the person at the top of the ticket in terms of behavior and staying on message. >> pelley: in our poll today the vast majority of republicans said they believe their party is divided. how does pence help heal the breech? >> reporter: so in delegates i talked to here in cleveland about the possibility of his pick and the naming of him, what they like about pence is they're worried that donald trump will be unpredictable, that he won't participate in the compulsory exercises of campaigning that show you're presidential, and what they see in the pence pick is a seriousness about governing. as one put it, he is a stabilizing pick, which means that donald trump has been the kind of the attack dog as a candidate, so he doesn't need an attack dog in a vice president. what the delegates here are saying is they like the fact that pence is a little bit more even keeled, and that might add balance to the ticket so they can compete in the fall. >> pelley: sort of a role reversal from usual politics.
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john dickerson in cleveland for us, thank you very much. some of the most important business of the republican convention is unfolding right now. the people who make the rules are hearing from dissidents who want to derail trump's expected first ballot nomination. julianna goldman is in cleveland. >> obviously we did not stand adjourned for three hours because of a jammed copier. >> reporter: in cleveland today, a printer problem became code for a last-minute effort to prevent a messy nomination fight on the convention floor next week. while delegates met in one room, r.n.c. officials and donald trump's aides huddled behind closed doors with conservative activists and leaders of the stop trump movement. sean spicer is with the r.n.c. >> i think what we want to do is make sure we have the greatest amount of unity coming out of this convention. >> reporter: anti-trump forces have been waiting for the
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rules meeting to try to unbind delegates from having to vote for trump on the first ballot, but today r.n.c. officials told cbs news they're confident they don't have the votes to prevail. one question mark: whether the stop trump movement will still get the 28 votes needed to force a minority report, which could create a stir on the convention floor, airing g.o.p. in-fighting for all the cameras to see. the convention's long-awaited list of speakers did highlight the g.o.p. divide. glaringly absent are many party leaders, like 2008 nominee senator john mccain, who said he prefers the grand canyon to cleveland. >> why are you skipping the republican convention? >> because i'm campaigning for reelection. >> reporter: 2012 nominee mitt romney won't be here, nor will either of the former presidents bush. >> i haven't begun to start working on my speech yet. >> reporter: those that will be speaking include house speaker paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, both of whom have on occasion criticized trump. the stop trump movement likely faces its biggest test tomorrow when the rules committee meets for a second day, but, scott, we spoke with many of the delegates here, and even those who are
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bound to other candidates say the cake is baked and it's time to rally around trump. >> pelley: julianna goldman in cleveland for us. julianna, thank you. well, when our poll asked voters who would do a better job on the economy, trump beat clinton by 11 points. last month they were dead even. tough times are drawing voters to trump as don dahler found out in johnstown, pennsylvania. >> reporter: there was a time when johnstown, pennsylvania, led the nation in steel production. that industry and its thousands of good-paying jobs have long since left. >> this is a small town. it used to be kind of like a small pittsburgh. and it's just... it's just a hard-hit area. >> reporter: welder john silk works at one of the last remaining factories. his faith in the future has been shaken. you were a lifelong democrat. >> yes. >> reporter: and you're wearing a trump shirt. how did that happen? >> if he does half of what he says he's going to do, it's a boost in the right direction.
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you can only go forward with him. i don't think you can go backwards, and you sure as heck can't stay the same. >> reporter: you've lost faith with the democratic party? >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: another resident, peter ankney, registered republican for the first time in his life and also plans to vote trump. >> we have way too many government regulations. donald trump talks about undoing them, getting them out of the way, and letting our local industries do what they do best and just create jobs. >> reporter: but restoring johnstown's former glory is a tough order. the average income here is less than half the national average, and 34% now live in poverty. >> our economy is obviously not recovered from, you know, the crisis in 2008, so we got to start worrying about home. we've got to take care of this place first. >> reporter: pennsylvania has favored democrats in every presidential election since 1992, but this year the ghosts of long-dead industries could have their final revenge. don dahler, cbs news, johnstown, pennsylvania.
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>> pelley: well, hillary clinton will accept the democratic nomination two weeks from tonight. what will her ticket look like? here's nancy cordes. >> are we ready for hillary? [cheering and applause] >> reporter: clinton held her own v.p. tryout today for virginia senator tim kaine in his home state. >> do you want a "you're fired" president or a "you're hired" president? >> reporter: kaine's resume have propelled him on the clinton's short list. he's the former governor of a battleground state, a member of the senate armed services committee and he speaks fluent spanish. [speaking spanish] still, he faces stiff competition from some of his senate colleagues, all of whom met with clinton at the capitol today. the tight-lipped bunch included ohio's sherrod brown. >> good meeting, good meeting. >> reporter: elizabeth warren of massachusetts, new jersey's cory booker and vermont's bernie sanders, who got a standing ovation in the closed-door meeting after endorsing clinton earlier this week. >> she will be the next
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president of the united states. >> reporter: clinton has campaigned with the others, too, but the timing of today's event is intriguing. it is her last big public appearance before she gets overshadowed by trump's v.p. announcement tomorrow and the republican convention next week. >> now, next week in cleveland, they will nominate someone who thinks latino outreach is tweeting a picture of a taco bowl. >> reporter: senator kaine has described himself as boring, but that could be a plus in the eyes of the clinton campaign, which won't have to worry as much if he's the v.p. that he will upstage the person at the top of the ticket, scott. >> pelley: nancy cordes for us. nancy, thank you. well, she didn't apologize or take her words back, but today supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg said she regrets making critical remarks about donald trump. in a statement she said her remarks were "ill-advised" and "judges should avoid commenting
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on a candidate for public office." today mourners packed one of minnesota's largest churches for the funeral of philando castile. a police officer shot and killed castile last week after stopping him for a broken taillight. his death was one of the motivations for the dallas police murders last week. anna werner is in st. paul. [bell tolls] >> reporter: a white horse-drawn carriage led the procession carrying philando castile's casket. mourners packed shoulder to shoulder into the 3,000-seat cathedral, but church officials said they wanted to support a hurting community at the request of castile's mother valerie. >> he is a king and i thought that would be the only thing suitable for him was royalty. that's why i chose this place. >> please, officer, don't tell me that you just did this to him. >> reporter: the video of castile's shooting by an officer of the st. anthony's police department, streamed live by his
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fianceée on facebook, called national outrage. castile had a gun in the car and a permit to carry. the family says castile was the victim of racial profiling. the family's pastor reverend steve daniels, jr., agreed but asked mourners to come together. >> we're not each other's enemy, so i hope that this child's death will be that seed that will produce us coming together. >> reporter: reverend daniels reminded those gathered here that blacks and whites donate blood to each other. he asked, scott, if we can exchange blood, why can't we exchange love? >> pelley: anna werner reporting anna, thank you. we have a quick update on the situation still unfolding in nice, france. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," danger on the highways. angry drivers. and later, one woman's stand against violence.
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>> pelley: road rage has become >> pelley: road rage has become such a problem that connecticut put this advice in its driver's manual: "if you want to wave to another driver, please, use all your fingers." well, we were thumbing through a surprising new study today. here's kris van cleave. >> sir, calm down. >> reporter: road rage caught on a cell phone camera in ramona, california, just outside of san diego over the weekend. >> if i wouldn't have jumped out of the way, he definitely would have hit me. >> reporter: photographer alex stone was taking pictures of a car when the driver of this giant s.u.v. lost it. >> i thought he was going to hit my equipment. i was scared for myself, as well. >> reporter: a new a.a.a. foundation study finds nearly 80% of drivers express significant anger, aggression or road rage behind the wheel at least once in the last year. an estimated 51% of drivers, that's 104 million people, purposely tailgated, and 47% of
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drivers yelled at another driver. a.a.a.'s tamra johnson. >> i think some of the most disturbing numbers are the eight million drivers that are admitting to actually getting out of their vehicle and approaching another driver or purposely ramming or bumping another car with their vehicle. >> reporter: road rage videos of drivers fighting with bats, pulling guns, or breaking windows have all gone viral. in may, an argument between drivers turned into a fight in the streets of houston. then one driver rammed the other's car and took off. >> a car kind of affords us a certain level of safety and anonymity. >> reporter: mike mccloskey is an expert on aggression and a professor of psychology at temple university in philadelphia. he spoke to me for "cbs sunday morning." what is it about driving that makes some people just so angry? >> you're really trying to get to a from b. and you usually haven't given yourself enough time to do that, so the trip itself is very, very stressful. >> reporter: fatal road rage incidents are on the rise,
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>> pelley: back to our top story now. many dozens have been killed tonight in nice, france after a truck drove into a crowd watching bastille day fireworks. elaine cobbe is in paris with the latest. >> reporter: local media are quoting police saying at least 76 people are dead after the large transport truck plowed into the crowd, gathering to watch the bastille day fireworks dozens more were injured, 16 of them are in the hospital in critical condition. ambulance services and firefighters are still on the scene to help the wounded. a reporter on the scene said the truck seemed to deliberately drive on to the promenade des anglais where people were gathering from an vantage point to watch the fireworks. local police say an emergency operation is still underway and asked people to stay away from downtown nice and advising people to stay home and lock
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their doors. president francois hollande is holding a cabinet meeting in paris. the interior minister is on the way to meet with local officials and police to be updated on the situation. >> pelley: elaine cobbe in paris, thanks. and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. we have breaking news tonight as horrific attack in france. at least 75 people killed, when a truck plows into a crowd out celebrating bastille day. a holiday much like our 4th of july. french officials now opening a terror investigation. >> good evening, i'm veronica de la cruz. >> i'm ken bastida in for allen martin tonight. this attack happened along a busy city promenade that follows the shoreline of the mediterranean. many of the victims were out to enjoy a fireworks show. here's what we know so far. at least 75 people are dead. dozens more are hurt. the driver of the truck reportedly sped up as he mowed down the crowd. that driver was eventually killed by police. french authorities discovered a
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cache of guns and grenades in the back of the truck. president obama released a statement condemning what appears to be a horrific terrorist attack. kpix 5's jessica flores is following the new developments. >> reporter: we are getting a new look at the chaotic scene. this video shows the truck barreling down the road lined by sidewalks filled with people. officers can be seen firing at the truck. but it continues to speed up. another angle shows crowds running through the streets trying to get away. down the road more frantic people filled the streets running and screaming. witnesses say once the driver of the truck stopped, he got out and began firing. >> basically, about five minutes after the show, we had stepped inside and we just started hearing thumps and people yelling and screaming. so my son and i ran out to the balcony to see

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